Sheep

New technical guide released on improving lamb lean meat yield

The sheep industry has a new tool to bolster its bottom line, by producers improving the lean meat yield obtained from each carcase and processors and retailers saving time in preparing meat for sale. The lean meat yield (LMY) of a lamb carcase is a direct driver of profit for producers, processors and retailers alike and a new industry manual has been released to assist the supply chain to extract maximum value from this important measure.

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Australian lamb export value reaches record of $1.75 billion

Australian lamb export values for 2015 reached a value of A$1.78 billion FOB, 5% above 2014 and 44% above the five year average (Australian Bureau of Statistics). The average unit value for Australian lamb exports during 2015 averaged $7.10/kg – up 4% year-on-year.

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Sheepmeat Council of Australia praises outgoing minister Warren Truss

The Australian Sheepmeat industry welcomed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s new ministry and praised the efforts of outgoing Ministers Warren Truss and Andrew Robb. The Sheepmeat Council of Australia CEO Mark Harvey-Sutton, welcomed the news that Barnaby Joyce will continue in the role of Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources after being appointed Leader of the National Party and Deputy Prime Minister.

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Realistic future for lamb to be explored by guest speaker at LambEx

DELEGATES will get a glimpse of Australia’s lamb industry in 20 years’ time when futurist Paul Higgins takes the stage as the first keynote speaker at LambEx 2016 in Albury, New South Wales, in August this year. Paul has worked across many facets of the livestock supply chain as a cattle vet, pork farmer, abattoir manager and agribusiness consultant.

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